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    Getting to LA from the east

    Hey all,

    I'm currently about 3 days outside of LA, can someone help me navigate all the highways as I get closer? Can I take i-10 to Redlands and then take 210 to northern LA?

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    rudy

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    The 210 will get you to sylmar or the Santa clarita areas or any other northern los Angeles locales. Where are you trying to end up?

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    Are you driving or riding? I don't think you can ride the freeways in the LA area. If you are driving, yes you can take that route.

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    i'm riding, i'm in desert center now. i'd like to end up near culver city.

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    You can take the Pearblossom Highway across towards Lancaster/Palmdale, then take Sierra Highway all the way to the outskirts. Can't remember if it runs into Balboa, or if you have to link to Balboa via The Old Road. Balboa will take you across the valley. Somewhere before the 101 you will need to go East about a mile to Sepulveda, then take it South over the pass and into Culver City.
    If you like to climb, when you reach the end of Pearblossom Highway, you could take the Angeles Forest Highway up and over into Tujunga, then work your way over to Sepulveda and then into CC.
    If you are near Phelan still, you can take the Angeles Crest Highway over into Burbank and cut across to CC from there.
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    thanks jimc. im new to this touring thing, but, is there a more direct way or is that maze of highways unnavigatable?

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    Have you check this out on Google Maps, bicycle or pedestrian option? Used with a grain of common sense, it can be pretty good.
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    i have not, im also considering taking public transport and just bypass that mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy996 View Post
    i have not, im also considering taking public transport and just bypass that mess.
    Now that's using common sense.
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    Not knowing where you are makes it difficult to route you. Those routes will work, there may be a route o
    through Cajon Pass, but I have never mapped it. But that will leave you with a crappy ride across Southern Cal. If you don't take public trans, I would do the Sierra Highway route. It offers the best combo of climbing, traffic, calm, and the least riding through the Urban Jungle.
    Oh yeah. You can't ride on any of the larger freeways like the 10, 210, 60, 215 etc.

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    If you are in Desert Center you are pretty well stuck with I-10 until you get down to Dillon Road. That will bypass alot of I-10. If you go right (north) you will stay on Dillon Road to 62. If you go left (south) you will go to 111. 111 is probably somewhat preferred, though it will go through more in town stuff. You will have to pick and choose your route west of Palm Springs to minimize your time on I-10. If you like to climb you could take 74 (Palms to Pines Hwy) up and over the mountains. Once you are west of the mountains your options to continue towards the coast and stay off of freeways expand a bit. Staying on 74 you could go all the way to the coast-but that will involve another mountain crossing and some very narrow shoulders on Ortega Hwy-doable mid-week/mid-day. Once to the coast you go north on Pacific Coast Highway and eventually Culver City. This would be a physically demanding route, but the best aesthetically.

    If you choose to avoid all the mountain crossing on 74, then you are looking at some pretty significant urban and ugly riding. There are bike trails along most of the "rivers" in the LA basin, however getting to them from Palm Springs and/or the Inland Empire presents a challange. Look at Google Maps....or take a bus.

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    i got on the "metro-link" in san bernardino, thanks guys

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